Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Hurricane Costs

With Hurricane Emily bearing down, here are some hurricane facts from the US Weather Research Program:
  • It costs $1 million to evacuate one mile of populated coastline
  • Tropical Storm Allison caused $15 billion in flooding damage alone
  • It costs $17 million every time the US Navy has to move its fleet at Norfolk, Virginia to escape potential hurricane damage.
(US Weather Research Program)

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